Photographic Services

The UCD IT Services photographer provides photographic services to the UCD community. The images are used to support teaching and learning, advertising, public relations, promotional activities and research.

We also provide iconic and general use images of the University on the UCD Image Catalogue site.

Images are supplied on a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Images can be adapted and build upon non-commercially, as long as they credit UCD and license their new creations under the identical terms.

If you would like to suggest images to include in the catalogue or to leave feedback email:

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Image Catalogue available at:


Users with a email address can self-register for the site. Non UCD users can request access by emailing

Can I use the images on non-UCD websites or publications?

The images are free to use in promotion of the University’s activities. Where possible credit should be given: “Vincent Hoban, IT Services, University College Dublin”.

How much do you charge for photo shoots?

UCD IT Services photographer is a free service in support of university teaching, marketing and research activities.

Do you do staff head shots?

We can do location portraits for Colleges, Schools, Institutes and Admin units.

Do you do out of hours event photography?

Unfortunately, we do not have the staff to accommodate event photography. However, we can supply contacts for freelance photographers that work with UCD on a regular basis.

How do I schedule a shoot?  

Please email:

How far in advance should I schedule?

The sooner, the better, to avoid disappointment. I am often booked out two or three weeks in advance and it can take time to schedule locations and participants.

How long does the whole process take?

Typically, photo assignments are completed in a few hours. Images may take three or four working days to process and edit, depending on workload.

What happens after my photos are taken?

You will receive a link with proof images. You may be asked to make a selection which will be edited to your liking. After editing you will be sent a link where you can download the final images.